BMO & Blakes Indigenous Summer Student Program

Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) have a strong commitment to providing legal services in a workplace which is rich in perspectives, backgrounds and culture. The BMO & Blakes Indigenous Summer Student Program has been established to provide an opportunity for an indigenous undergraduate student who is considering law school to gain work experience in a law firm environment and in a bank/corporate environment, to observe lawyers in the different workplaces and to perform a variety of tasks.

The Student will work at the Legal, Corporate and Compliance Group of BMO in Toronto and the Toronto office of Blakes, and will be mentored by a member of both BMO and Blakes.

Who can Apply?
This Program is open exclusively to indigenous undergraduate students.

Length of Program and Compensation
The Program will run for 8 weeks starting in June 2017 and the Student will be paid $750 per week.

How to Apply
An application should be sent no later than April 14, 2017 to The
application should include:

  • a cover letter containing a brief statement of what the student would like to get out of the Program;
  • a résumé; and
  • transcripts (unofficial are acceptable).

Only successful candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. The interview may take place in person, by video-conference or by telephone with representatives of BMO and Blakes.

Blakes welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. The Firm is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment comprised of people with different perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and cultures.

The Firm provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us to request accommodation.